How to choose what NEBOSH Qualification is right for you? (2021)

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How to choose what NEBOSH Qualification is Right for you? (2021)

Do you want to get started in the health and safety industry? Or are you looking to expand your prospects? If the answer is yes, then a great way to get started is to complete a NEBOSH qualification. If you are wondering what NEBOSH qualifications are there, then this article will help you answer that question. 

Let’s get started. 

In this post, we’ll discuss all about how to decide what NEBOSH qualification is right for you. 

  • – What is NEBOSH? 

  • – What NEBOSH qualifications are available? 

  • – Why study a NEBOSH qualification? 

  • – Can I take NEBOSH courses Online? 

  • – How long does it take to get qualified? 

  • – NEBOSH course exams 

  • – What NEBOSH course can I take with Horizon? 

  • – What is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner? 

  • – How can I find my perfect NEBOSH position? 

What is NEBOSH?

NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety. NEBOSH qualifications are great for people who want to get started in the health and safety Industry. 

What NEBOSH Qualifications are available?

NEBOSH Award  These provide a basic understanding of the fundamental health and safety principles. These awards are great for beginners. 


NEBOSH Certificate  These certificates provide learners with an excellent foundation in health and safety. There are no specific entry requirements but are a common choice for managers and supervisors. These are the common areas, but these qualifications are relevant to every workplace and everyone in the health and safety industry. 


NEBOSH Diploma – These are popular amongst health and safety advisors and environmental practitioners. They are the highest level of NEBOSH qualification. There are no mandatory qualifications required to take the qualification but it is strongly advised that learners have already completed the NEBOSH General Certificate in occupational health and safety. Although it isn’t mandatory, the Diploma syllabus assumes that learners already have this level of prior learning. 

A full list of qualifications can be found on the NEBOSH website


Why study a NEBOSH qualification?

Having a NEBOSH qualification can greatly improve your career prospects.  

Qualifications could not only help you in breaking into the industry, it can also assist you in further career progression to increase your potential earnings. In addition to this, many different professional bodies recognise NEBOSH qualifications.


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Can I take a NEBOSH qualification online?

Our NEBOSH courses can be taken online using our online eLearning course or our live online virtual classes. Online eLearning courses give you the flexibility to work at your own pace. However, if you are looking for more of a direct approach you can take a Live Virtual Classroom course. This way offers a more traditional learning approach. 


How long does it take to get qualified?

This is dependent on the method of learning that you prefer, if you choose the online eLearning option then the learning is much more flexible. You can take a range of NEBOSH courses directly from home and you can spread it out for as long as you want. Online courses will most likely have an average duration but in reality, it is completely up to you. 

If you choose a classroom or virtual classroom course then the hours are more likely to be more defined. Courses can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. 

Higher level qualifications such as the NEBOSH diploma will on average take longer than other awards and certificates. 


NEBOSH qualification exams

You need to register for your NEBOSH qualification at least 5 weeks before your chosen exam date. 

NEBOSH General Certificate courses are assessed in a two-step process: 

NEBOSH PSM Certificate Exams: 

  • PSM1 invigilated multiple-choice exam in person 


What NEBOSH qualification can I take with Horizon?

 We are a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. At Horizon Risk Consultancy, we offer the major NEBOSH courses via live online learning and eLearning. These include: 

If you are unsure about anything or you have any questions regarding NEBOSH courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us


What is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner?

Being a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner means that, as a training provider, the business goes above and beyond to help their learners achieve their desired NEBOSH qualification. The Six key learning principles are: 

  • Learner expectations 

  • Learning environment 

  • Quality course materials 

  • Qualified, knowledgeable and engaging tutors 

  • Learner feedback and support 

  • Delivery evaluation 

You can learn more about why we are a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner by watching the video below:



How can I find my perfect NEBOSH position?

If you already have a NEBOSH qualification and are looking for your perfect job then view all available NEBOSH jobs now.




Whether you are just getting started or if you are already established in the health and safety industry there is a NEBOSH course for you. So why not take a NEBOSH course and improve your career prospects? 

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